The Failure of Living Up to Our Own Standards

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I used to hold very high standards for my life. When I was little, I couldn’t wait to grow up because that would mean people would treat me like an adult. First, I couldn’t wait to go to Middle School (we called it Junior High School when I went through it) because they all looked so old and mature; but when I got there, nothing had changed.

Then, I couldn’t wait to get into the Senior High School because those people all looked so much older and acted so much more mature. Certainly things would be different once I reached that level. Yet, just like Middle School, when I got there nothing had changed. More

Not the Smartest Cookie in the Box

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According to recent news, Natalie Munroe, a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, High School English Teacher, was fired after being suspended for writing a blog about her job – specifically about her students. Even though she never named her school, or her students, and only went by the moniker “Natalie M,” she did include a photo of herself (Great way to keep everyone guessing who that mystery blogger is, Natalie M!) and wrote some unflattering things about her students. At one point, she wrote, “They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire, and are just generally annoying.”

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High School Grads Just Aren’t Making It

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High School GraduationI heard that an astounding rate of high school students will not graduate on-time this year. According to the federal government statistics, only about 75 percent of high school students will be graduating, while 25 percent will not. Of course those numbers are very general across all types, races, genders, etc. It gets way out of hand when you start looking at specifics. More